Wyoming voters send anti-Obamacare message
November 7th, 2012
12:57 AM ET
10 years ago

Wyoming voters send anti-Obamacare message

(CNN) - Wyoming residents voted strongly against Obama's signature health care reform law, commonly referred to as "Obamacare", which requires individuals and businesses to purchase health insurance for themselves or their employees.

The ballot initiative will amend the state constitution to declare that citizens of Wyoming have the right to make their own health care decisions and allows the state to act to "preserve these rights from undue government influence."

The initiative is considered largely symbolic in the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that upheld the constitutionality of the legislation.

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  1. enuff

    The way it wasw worded on the ballot was extremely confusing. I had to read it three times before making a final vote. Then I voted opposite of the way it pushed people to vote. I'm sure the vote went the way it did because people thought it said one thing when it did not. I want Obamacare... it will allow my asthmatic husband coverage without it being denied as a pre-existing condition.

    November 7, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  2. enuff

    Wyoming is ssoooo republican; demoscrats in this state are endangered species.

    November 7, 2012 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  3. john randle

    I think a lot of people understand now that 4 plus 4 equals 8 and 8 plus 4 does not equal 8 . What I'm saying is that it's imposible for some to cover up what Bush did in 8 years and acomplish them in 4. You just can't rebuild the counrty like that I feel that Mitt Romney wouldv'e encountered the same obsitacles that Obama wouldv'e face if he wouldv'e gotten elected I would've been 4 years of paralle or limbo know considering the 4 years of Obama's term people have kept jobs .If he was such a bad President by his 2nd year in office, We wouldv'e gotten rid of him immediatley and the counrty knows this... So think about it .We gave George Bush 8 years and in those 8 years neither Demorcrate or Republican can say it was a good, In either term, under his administration!!! Rome was not built in a day and neither was America and Americans just need to practice patients....

    November 7, 2012 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  4. tevyn

    Obamacare, so far, has been helpful to our family. First, we were able to add two of our children over 23 to our healthcare poiicies and, in doing so, saved 485.00 per month. That's becuase one child, with only a minor condition, was charged an outrageous premium. Both were working, but could not possibly earn enough to pay for health insurance along with all their college expenses.
    When Obamacare kicks in fully in 2014, two other things may be helpful to us. Family membesr with a pre-existing conditions will be able to health insurnace. With the exchanges, there should be several companies offering coverage, at competitive rates. I hope so.
    I think everyone should buy health insurnace, but only if it is resaonably priced. Everyone must have car insurnace and it is not near as important as health insurnace. Obamacare may turn out to be good for the country. Let's see what happens.
    I say give Obamacare a chance. It may turn out to be helpful.

    November 7, 2012 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  5. Jillian

    Sure you have the coverage but you will not have access to the medical care as you will be sent home to wait for and will probably wished you could pay any money just to get immediate help.
    Welcome to the medical world of Canada England and Australia and yes you have a heart problem you will be sent home to wait for a long long time just to see a specialist, no more instant service ...of course it's called you get what you pay for and it will take a lot of people a long time to have patience for this system" kick in. ..I wish all people access to care .sadly that Is the right we will all be given up with Obama care...yes we are covered but seeing getting the help is a whole other issue...

    November 7, 2012 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  6. Eric Bach

    Guess my low cost, high deductible plan will be a thing of the past. Anthem and all the other companies can keep their Obamacare. I'm out!

    November 7, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |